OPSB approves construction of wind farm in Paulding County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Feb. 21, 2019) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized Paulding Wind Farm IV, LLC to construct the Timber Road IV Wind Farm near Payne, Ohio.  

The Timber Road IV Wind Farm will include up to 37 wind turbines and will have a total generating capacity of up to 125.1 megawatts (MW). Underground electric collection lines will transfer electricity produced by each turbine to a collection substation that will then connect to the regional transmission grid. Approximately 17 miles of access roads will be constructed to support the facility.

Paulding Wind Farm IV aims to begin construction in the second quarter of 2019 and to place the wind farm in service during the fourth quarter of 2019.

In other business, the OPSB authorized AEP Ohio Transmission Company to construct four electric transmission line projects across the state and approved Hillcrest Solar I, LLC’s request to increase the planned generating capacity of the Hillcrest Solar Farm in Brown County from 125 MW to 200 MW.

Additional information about today’s OPSB decisions is available at www.OPSB.ohio.gov.

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The Ohio Power Siting Board reviews applications for the construction of major utility facilities in Ohio. Together with Ohio’s elected officials, citizen stakeholders, and the energy industry, the Board strives to build a strong and competitive foundation for Ohio’s future.

Contacts: Matt Butler, (614) 644-7670